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  • Forum Thread: bios update for inspiron 530 isn't working

    i've got version 1.0.5 and running windows xp attempting to run the bios update to 1.0.18 but it says winflash "Load Driver Failed!!" no idea what that means or how to fix it.
  • Forum Thread: Does the dell optiplex gx620 support pcie 2.1 graphics cards

    I just bought a dell optiplex gx620 desktop, i know that these computers are a little older but i am on a budget, i want to be able to play at least some moderate quality games so i am considering buying a new graphics card but most of the cards i have looked at have pci-e 2.1. i have heard that a pci...
  • Forum Thread: Dell OptiPlex GX260 video card stays black after dell logo from boot up

    i installed my old nvidia gforce 8400 graphics card in this (Dell OptiPlex GX260) and even replaced the power supply with a 400W but still it will boot up but after the dell logo and goes black it stays that way so im at a lost any ideas would be much appreciated :) some specs 2g ram 2 hard...
  • Forum Thread: dell optiplex 390

    Hi i have dell optiplex 390 i can't play game on this pc RAM 4GB but VGA showing 256 in BIOS don't have a VGA update how can i share the RAM in the VGA????
  • Forum Thread: Corrupted video during POST screen and Windows XP - replaced CMOS battery - no luck

    Hello all, I have an older XPS Dimension Gen 2 with an ATI Radeon 9800XT stock. This past Friday night, I noticed that when booting up the POST screen video was corrupted with strange characters, colors and lines. I am running XP Pro SP3 and the logo screen was completely corrupted with lines and...
  • Forum Thread: Maximizing Intel GMA 900 Memory on Dimension E310?

    I have a Dimension E310 but the Intel Graphics card is using only 11 MB. But it states that the maximum is 128 MB. How can I maximize it to 128 MB? Intel(R) Graphics Media Accelerator Driver Report Report Date: 09/29/2012 Report Time[hr:mm:ss]: 23:25:18 Driver Version: 6.14.10.4670 Operating System...
  • Forum Thread: Dimension 4700 upgraded but wont play HD streaming without lag

    Hello, I recently formatted my Dell Dimension 4700 and reinstalled WinXP. The computer is a P4 2.8ghz with 4g ram. I also installed a Nvidia Geforce 210 1gb. With my video card plugged into my 32" TV via HDMI, My wifi adapter is picking up 35MB per sec. My bios is fully upgraded. Though my youtube...
  • Forum Thread: Old Dell REV A02 E210882 Motherboard not entering BIOS

    hey, so recently my very old computer got stuck into some problems I'm trying to fix it but I can't find any manual online. When I start my computer it beebs 2 times(short beebs) nothing else RAM card are correctly inserted as for the video card same for the harddisks. Does anyone know...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Bought Studio Desktop 540 - need XP drivers

    Chris_Mixon Because we did not want to pay Microsoft for that XP license nor did we want to spend money on validating XP on the hardware. Both of those would have raised the cost of the PC. This comment and the written tone of it typifies the current state of Dell service, and their attitude towards...
  • Forum Thread: New Hard Drive not recognized

    I have a Dell Optiplex GX270 tower, 2.4 G Pent 4 H/T, 1 G RAM, that I installed a new Seagate Barracuda model 7500.10 part no. 9DJ04E-305 250 Gb hard drive in. The O/S, Windows XP, installed but the hard drive is not recognized in the BIOS unless I install the jumper in the master position ...
  • Forum Thread: Dimension 4700 PCIe stuck in 1x mode

    Hello, I joined in hopes of finding a fix for my graphics card problem. I was recently given this Dell Dimension 4700 after killing my old AGP era gaming rig. I purchased a used GeForce 8800 GTS 512mb video card for it in hopes of returning to my beloved WoW game. The 4700 came to me equipped with...
  • Forum Thread: Precision 470 & BIOS eXecute Disable

    Hi - I'm looking for a bit of help in understanding my BIOS I have a Dell Precision 470 Workstation with Intel Xeon 2.8GHz Dual Core processor Dell system BIOS A07 (28/03/2006 - WS470A07) I am running Windows XP, but I am looking into upgrading to Windows 8. I understand that for this I need NX ...
  • Forum Thread: Dimension 5150 - New Blu Ray Writer not recognised

    Hi I have had a Dimension 5150 since '06 - Bios A05, running XP SP3 still. It has a new PSU (450W), Graphics (GTS 250), 2.5 GB RAM - it's the 945 model I think (Pentium D 3.0Ghz). I got a Lite-On iHBS312 SATA drive - I've hooked it up to the spare SATA slot, enabled in bios, and...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Optiplex GX520 and SM Bus Controller

    islandbum I have an Optiplex GX520 that I just re-formatted. I need the SM Bus Controller driver but I can not locate it on the web. Does anyone have any suggestions?
  • Forum Thread: Optiplex 755SFF BIOS A19 to A22 (04/01/2013) fails

    I recently tried to update my BIOS from A19 to A22 , dated 4th Jan 2013 and for some reason I get the following error : "Windows Configuration Error. An error was encountered trying to configure Windows to allow flashing, please reboot and t ry again. If the error reoccurs, please contact technical...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Inspiron 530 Memory Question

    I am having the same issue -- after upgrading my memory, Bios shows 4096 MB installed and 4086 MB available, but Windows (XP) only shows 3.25 GB available. Prior to the upgrade, Windows showed all 3 GB installed as available, so it doesn't seem like a video card should be affecting things now...
  • Forum Reply: Re: DIMENSION 5100C

    problema con mi cd rom no trabaja ni aparese en la pc
  • Forum Thread: Computer won't boot

    Hi, I have a Dimension 5100 with xp sp3. Sometimes it won't boot. The next day it may boot and works fine with no apparent problems. When it won't boot the fan comes on, the power light is green but nothing on the screen and no lights on the keyboard. I have only 3 diagnostic lights...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Diskette drive 0 seek failure is going on ...

    This is normal, your computer asking to connect floppy drive because it is set in bios, now all you need to do is------- Go in your BIOS set up and disable floppy thing, you are good to go without this error any more, you won’t see any messege bellow that says strike F2 to rety reboot. It will...
  • Forum Thread: Wrong Bios...

    Hi everyone... I have a Dimension 4550...Seagate Barracuda ATA V 60 Gbytes HD...Doing a complete reinstall...deleted Partition C...now won't read the HD (SeaTools nor XP Pro installation can't read the HD)...discovered that I have the wrong Bios on it (for Dimension 8250)...and can't find...
  • Forum Thread: Memory mismatch

    I just installed replacement memory to get my Dell Dimension XPS Gen 4 to 4 GBs. Bios says 4GBs are there, but Windows XP says there are only 3 GBs installed. It used to say 2 GB, so it recognized that something changed, but how do I get it to use all 4 GBs?
  • Forum Thread: Memory Integrity Test Failed [2000-0123]

    I have a Inspiron 1525 which fails the memory integrity test. i have 4gb ram. I formatted my hard drive and now i cant install any OS. I dont have any backups. What should i do? I tried reinstalling the OS many many times and i also reinstalled the ram but not luck. Do i need new ram? what might it be...
  • Forum Reply: Re: dimension 8400 won't boot

    I am apparently having a similar problem. I recently moved and when I went to boot up my desktop the keyboard does not respond. Only thing that pops up immediately on the screen is 'A67611 RV530PRO TEST BIOS DDR2 500e/400m' This has been a really nice desktop until now. I was wondering if it...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Dimension 8250 - Boots to Black Screen/Blinking Cursor

    I had the same problem with my mothers 8250. It went thru the Dell screen and then got the black screen and blinking cursor. I tried to boot from a Windows ERD and still got the blinking cursor. I thought the motherboard was bad, but the 4 status lights were all green. I removed the memory and got beep...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 530 will not boot even into safe mode.

    Hello all; first post, hope I'm doing this right. I've referred to other posts here, but have not found a solution. My computer: Inspiron 530 Serial #: CNOJY392698617992114 I'm running XP. SP3. Problem: I pass the POST, but after the windows logo loads, I keep getting sent...